Out&about

Oktoberfest: Shepherdstown’s Bavarian Inn plays host to its annual celebration of all things German on Sunday, though the festivities are scaled back a bit this year thanks to road construction nearby that necessitates a detour to get to the inn. Still, visitors can expect to enjoy German sausage, beer, music and dancing from noon to 6 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults or $2 for children. Satellite parking will be available on the Shepherd University campus, with transportation provided to the Bavarian. For details, call 304-876-2551 or email info@bavarianinnwv.com.

 

“Dirty” musical: The Old Opera House wraps up its run of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” a fun musical comedy based on the hit 1988 film with Steve Martin and Michael Caine. See the play at the theater at 204 N. George St. Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening or a Sunday matinee. “DRS” focuses on two con men on the French Riviera, one suave and sophisticated and the other kind of a drip. When the two can’t work together, they begin to battle each other, with the loser agreeing to leave town. To reserve tickets or get details, call the OOH box office at 304-725-4420.

Free films: Movie lovers who also love a bargain have two choices in Shepherdstown this weekend. First, on Friday night, there’s a showing of the China-made 1992 indie, “Shower,” another in the Shepherdstown Film Society’s free fall series. The movie, which examines an aging businessman coping with modernization and family angst, starts at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall on the Shepherd University campus. On Saturday, the Shepherdstown Opera House offers a free showing of the 2007 documentary, “Birdsong and Coffee: A Wake Up Call.” The movie – which focuses on the economic and environmental connections between farmers in Latin America, coffee drinkers in the United States and the health of migratory songbirds throughout the Americas – starts at 6 p.m. at the theater at 131 W. German St. For details, call the theater at 304-876-3704.

 

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